Philadelphia Phillies bench coach Pete Mackanin and Milwaukee Brewers hitting coach Dale Sveum will be among the interview candidates for the vacant position of Boston Red Sox manager, according to Rob Bradford at WEEI.
While Mackanin has yet to hold an official, full-time manager position, he did serve as interim manager for the Pittsburgh Pirates in 2005, and again for the Cincinnati Reds in 2007. He's spent the last three years as the Phillies bench coach and has a long pedigree managing in the minor leagues.
Sveum has also served as an interim coach before, when the Brewers were between managers in 2008. He's held various coaching positions with the Milwaukee organization since 2006. Boston fans may remember Sveum as the third base coach for the Red Sox in 2004-5.
It remains to be seen what other candidates are on the docket for the Sox. Although Sveum and Mackanin may not be the type of big names that Boston fans are hoping for, it's good to see that the process is moving along.
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